The show is held at the Eastern States Exposition Fairgrounds in West Springfield and fills up four buildings. Most of the major manufacturers attend, as well as hundreds of dealers and many historical societies. There were certainly bargains to be found. There were also a number of modular railroads in all scales and my favorite, the 1/87th Vehicle Club.
A number of local hotels offered discounted room rates (<$90/night) for the weekend. It is a solid 8-hour drive from Irwin, plus time for pit stops and a meal, so we drove up on Friday and back on Sunday, leaving all of Saturday for the show. Here are some photos.